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Dumping grounds

Juni Kriswanto, AFP

Posted at Jul 10 2019 11:12 AM

Dumping grounds

An Indonesian customs officer inspects containers filled with trash originating from Australia, which should have contained only waste paper, but authorities also found hazardous material and household trash, at a port in Surabaya on Tuesday. Indonesian authorities said in July 9 that it would send more than 210 tons of garbage back to Australia, as Southeast Asian nations push back against serving as dumping grounds for foreign trash.